Can someone tell me which is the best, most lightweight anti-virus with the fastest scanning times.
The anti-virus must be lightweight and quite good overall but as I have been a PC user for a while and know which websites to go on and which ones could be harmful then it does not have to be the best.
Please give me some anti-virus choices with the information that I have left you as I am in need of a good, lightweight anti-virus that has frequent virus definition updates.
Also, please tell me which anti-virus you use and which operating system and web browser you use along with it.
Thank you. Your answers will be appreciated. (Do not close this question if someone asked it before, the search isnt working and also many anti-virus programs could have been updated since the last
Answer by TheTechDude · Dec 23, 2010 at 04:48 PM
Microsoft Security Essentials it a very lightweight and also free program. Avast is a good one a bit better than Microsoft Security Essentials but not as lightweight.
I use Kaspersky Internet Security 2011, along with Google Chrome and I run Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit. Kaspersky is a paid and not cheap Anti-Virus and is also not as light on resources as the previous 2 but it is better than them.
Click on the links below to see the programs website:
My recommendation is Microsoft Security Essentials.
Answer by quinny707 · Dec 23, 2010 at 08:41 PM
I use Avast which I find to be quite good. It is very lightweight and I hardly notice it when it's in the background doing nothing. The scans seem to be quite fast and the virus definitions are updated every day in fact it popped up as I'm typing this answer with the message "Virus database has been updated".
Answer by cathy70 · Dec 28, 2010 at 04:50 AM
Have you tried Kaspersky? Its got very powerful filters that will protect your PC from trojans, worms, spyware, rootkits, keyloggers and many other viruses your PC may have. Try this free Kaspersky download here -
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Answer by catchatyou · Dec 23, 2010 at 08:25 PM
Answer by Geenome · Dec 24, 2010 at 06:24 AM
LOL, Linux For Human Beings. . . what a joke. You still need to have some knowledge of computer technology to even get it up and running. Give me a call when it's as easy to use as Windows or Mac for my uneducated PC customers.
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